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P5 Medicine and Justice

Innovation, Unitariness and Evidence

  • Santo Davide Ferrara

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. P4 Personalized Medicine Scientific-Technological Innovation and Epistemological Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Linda Illig, Thomas Illig
      Pages 12-21
    3. Marco Carraro, Silvio C. E. Tosatto, Rosario Rizzuto
      Pages 22-35
  3. Innovation, Unitariness and Evidence. Bio-Medicolegal and Juridical Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Santo Davide Ferrara
      Pages 48-73
  4. Innovation, Unitariness and Evidence. Forensic Pathology and Anthropology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Toshikazu Kondo, Yuko Ishida, Akihiko Kimura, Mizuho Nosaka
      Pages 126-145
    3. Marcel A. Verhoff, Frank Ramsthaler
      Pages 146-165
    4. Cristina Cattaneo, Annalisa Cappella, Eugenia Cunha
      Pages 166-179
  5. Innovation, Unitariness and Evidence. Clinical Legal and Forensic Medicine in Living Person Violence—Criminogenesis and Personal Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Pietro Pietrini, Giuseppina Rota, Silvia Pellegrini
      Pages 190-199
    3. Mete K. Gülmen, Nebile Daglioglu, Ayse Serin, Dilek Battal
      Pages 216-233

About this book


This book describes the state of the art and future prospects of the most important bio-medicolegal subdisciplines in the post-genomic framework of personalized medicine. Focusing on the three main themes Innovation, Unitariness and Evidence, the book addresses a wide range of topics, including: Bio-Medicolegal and Criminological Sciences, Forensic Pathology and Anthropology, Clinical and Forensic Medicine in Living Persons (from Interpersonal Violence to Personal Injury and Damage, Malpractice, Personal Identification and Age Estimation), Forensic Genetics and Genomics, and Toxicology and Imaging.

The unitariness of the “Bio-Medicolegal Sciences”, historically founded on the accuracy and rigor of the methods of ascertainment and criteria of evaluation, should be re-established on the basis of molecular evidence, and used to promote Personalized Justice.

Taken together, the book’s conclusions and future perspectives outline a vision of transdisciplinary innovation and future evidence in the framework of personalized justice.


personalized medicine bio-medicolegal science predictive medicine preventive medicine protective medicine participatory medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Santo Davide Ferrara
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Legal and Occupational Medicine, Toxicology and Public HealthUniversity-Hospital of PadovaPadovaItaly

About the editors

Santo Davide Ferrara is a Full Professor of Legal Medicine and Forensic Toxicology, Director of the Department of Legal and Occupational Medicine, Toxicology and Public Health, Past Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Padua, President of the Veneto Regional Foundation – School of Public Health, President of the International Academy of Legal Medicine, Vice President of the European Council of Legal Medicine, Past President of the European Academy of Legal Medicine, and editor of the International Journal of Legal Medicine and Rechtsmedizin. Professor Ferrara is a recipient of numerous international and national scientific awards, and director of various international scientific projects and UN and WHO consultancy programs. He has authored more than 400 articles and written or edited a number of monographs covering diverse fields in the bio-medicolegal sciences and including Doping Antidoping (Piccin, Padova, 2004), Malpractice and Medical Liability (Springer, 2013), and Personal Injury and Damage Ascertainment under Civil Law (Springer, 2016).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title P5 Medicine and Justice
  • Book Subtitle Innovation, Unitariness and Evidence
  • Editors Santo Davide Ferrara
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-67091-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09788-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-67092-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 635
  • Number of Illustrations 79 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Forensic Science
    Forensic Medicine
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